President Barack Obama is refusing to meet with Hillary Clinton while he and his allies are urging Vice President Joe Biden to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, according to author Ed Klein.
On Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Klein told guest-host and Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow that Obama and his allies—Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett—have “been searching for months for an alternative to Hillary.” According to Klein, they first approached Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to challenge Clinton. When she declined, they approached former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and realized that “he didn’t have the stuff.”
“Now, they have been urging, promoting, cajoling, pressuring, pushing Joe Biden to get into the race,” Klein said.
Klein mentioned that in his newest book about Hillary Clinton—Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary—there is a scene in which “Hillary confronts Obama and demands in no uncertain terms” that Obama “do something about the leaks coming out of the White House regarding her emails.”
Klein said that meeting took place “several months ago and they have not met since, despite the fact that Hillary has asked for more meetings, and they have all been rejected.”
“That alone tells you a lot,” Klein said. “This White House doesn’t want to have anything to do with her if they can avoid it.”
But, according to Klein, Obama and his allies have not “been effective so far” in finding a Clinton alternative even though “they really have been active.”
Klein said thanks largely to the mainstream press, the way in which CNN’s “Anderson Cooper conducted the Democrat debate” and a couple of GOP Congressmen who have said that the Benghazi Committee was formed to harm Clinton, Clinton has been “handed a lot of ammunition recently” and she is a “much stronger candidate than she was a week ago.”
Klein said that though Biden may have an opening because 60% of Americans believe Clinton is a “liar” and “untrustworthy” in numerous polls, Biden “isn’t exactly the fresh face that the American public will respond to.”